It’s been some time from I updated with a YOP post, really it’s been some time from any post!
The last post I made was for YOP – year 6 week 19 , you can click over and read where I was at and what I was doing then. But really in a year long weekly blog event that is a pretty poor performance considering I’ve been participating from the beginning.
The YOP year runs from July 1st to June 30th every year, some participants, like me, run on this schedule some run on a Jan 1st to Dec 31st schedule. Either is fine but what we all do is post weekly blog updates in the Ravelry group HERE, so if you wish to participate you can check out all the details of how to there in the many threads. It is a wonderful welcoming group, who loves new members and I’ve made many great friends from the group over the years.
So it’s been sometime from week 19 and although I may have fallen completely off the YOP blogging wagon I’ve not fallen off the knitting wagon. Quite the opposite, things just got so busy designing wise that by each Sunday I was just wanting to relax, spend time with the family and do as little as possible. BUT as someone who has been blogging for years I’ve missed the routine of sitting down and gathering my thoughts from the week on projects and writing about them. This is what has prompted my return to the YOP year and I thought it fitting to at least wrap up Year 6 before starting Year 7.
Let us begin so with the wrap up of YOP Year 6.
As I have said I’ve still been knitting away on projects and this is now my list looks.
I’ve added completion dates where necessary and in each category I’ve added a dividing line and everything below the line in each category is new from the last time I’ve posted so you can see exactly what projects are new since then. I’ve included links to each individual project page and at the end there is the usual link to my YOP 6 folder for projects on Ravelry. You see even though I’ve not been blogging I have kept up with everything else. I’ve also gathered up the many finished object pics and you can see them all after the list and chat.
A Year of Projects, The List, 2016 – 2017
Garment Rail – min 3
- Herbarium – started Jul 24th
Shawl Drawer – min 4
Simones Wedding Shawl– (carried over from YOP 5) Finished Aug 14th
Leventry Shawl– started Nov 25th – finished Feb 19th Dekke Shawl– started Nov 25th – finished Apr 30th Spoiling Me– started Jan 1st – finished Feb 27th
- Twilight Dying of the Light – started Mar 1st
Marshmallow Hot Chocolate– started Mar 19th – finished Apr 3rd Étaín– started May 1st – finished Jun 29th
Sock Box – min 6
Sprinkles Sundae Socks– (carried over from YOP 5) Finished Jul 9th The Weasley Rib– started Jul 11th – finished Aug 7th Tutti Fruitti– started Aug 8th – finished Aug 23rd Pebble Socks– started Aug 27th – finished Sept 27th Vanilla Toe Ups– started Oct 2nd – finished Nov 8th Cobblestone Socks– started Oct 30th – finished Jan 8th
Meeting Vanilla– started Nov 8th – finished Dec 29th Vanilla Toe Ups 2– started Nov 29th – finished Dec 27th Christmas Eve– started Dec 24th – finished Feb 24th To Darcy with Love– started Feb 28th – finished Jun 22nd Paddy’s Socks– started Mar 1st – finished Apr 6th To Darcy with Love– started Apr 7th – finished May 11th
- My Dearest Loveliest Elizabeth – started Jun 25th
Design Corner – min 6
- Aer na Farraige
- Dying of the Light
- Marshmallow Hot Chocolate
- To Darcy With Love
- My Dearest Loveliest Elizabeth
First category is the Garment Rail. I’m still on my Herbarium jumper. The garments section of my list was the major casualty in the YOP list due to the busyness that happened in the other areas. I am back at it and am on the sleeves. This I am hoping to have finished in the next couple of weeks.
I wanted to knit a minimum of 3 and I’m still on 1. I think we can say this category is a; Loss.
Second category was that of Shawl Drawer. I wanted to knit a minimum of 4 and I’ve completed 6 and I’ve one current shawl wip. I think we can say this category is a; Win.
Third category was that of Sock Box. I wanted to knit a minimum of 6 and I’ve completed 12 and have one current sock wip. I think we can say this category is a; Win.
Last category was that of Design Corner. I wanted a minimum of 6 new designs this year and I managed to release 12 new designs over this YOP year. I think we can say this category is also a; Win.
Over all I’m pleased with the work that was put out and what was achieved. I fell off the wagon on the blogging front and the garment rail section didn’t quite get to it’s goal but for the amount of work put out those are small enough things to fall down on I think.
Overall I wanted to complete a minimum of 19 projects and I ended YOP year 6 having completed 30 projects and I’m taking 3 projects forward as WIP’s.
Now for some visuals.
So there you have the wrap up post. If you have made it this far, thank you for getting here. I am now currently making up a list for YOP Year 7 which I will be posting about on Sunday July 2nd when year 7 kicks off.
You can find my page of projects for YOP year 6 here.
To read other blogs taking part in YOP – Year 6 or indeed to take part yourself, check out the Ravelry group here.